Does it seem possible that it has been a year since Lighthouse Repertory Theatre (LRT) closed escrow on the building at 369 G St.? We knew that the people of Crescent City were in favor of the restoration of the old Red’s Twin Cinema, but we did not expect such an outpouring of help and cooperation.
We at LRT feel obligated to acknowledge the generosity shown by this community and show our appreciation. Through connections with Chris Lanum at Crescent City Radiator, we worked with Gabe Pamploma, who removed most of the unrepairable moldy seats and hauled off three to four truckloads of metal and debris. A1 Auto wreckers also disposed of dysfunctional equipment.
When it came time to sandblast the old paint from the sides and floor, Dick Brown came forward with the loan of a compressor and extra hoses while Steve Hemmingsen furnished the sand pot. These items were loaned for the duration. Joe Wilson donated the repair of the compressor ($142) after we used it. Ace Hardware also donated the use of respirator masks and a discount on rented equipment. Thanks to you all!
Of course, before we could sandblast the empty building, it had to be emptied out. To get started we were gifted brooms, shovels, masks, gloves and scoops through Rick Perez, manager of the Crescent City Home Depot. A value of $352.00. The cleanup took many hours and additional help from Del Norte Disposal with a discount on its large Dumpster. The Solid Waste Management Board gave us a $500 credit on the disposal of sheet-rock from the center wall of the twin cinema. Kevin Hendrick and Tedd Ward gave good advice on how to separate our waste in order to save money.